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Sep 20, 2010 12:30am EDT
federal level that you would reduce or eliminate? >> in minnesota, we use priority age budget -- priority based budget, and i am proud of my record of cutting spending. minnesota had an average two- year increase of spending of 21% over 40 years. absolutely unsustainable and irresponsible. we cut that down to about 1.7% average spending growth during my time as governor. for the first time in history of my state, we have cut spending in real terms. one of the techniques we have used is priority based budgeting. we make a list of the things that government can and should do, but the most and -- put the most important things on top. in our case it was a military and veterans' families. higher education got cut, social services got cut, some state subsidized health care programs got cut, and much more. you have to be willing to set priorities and make tough decisions. i have a record of doing that in minnesota. >> when republicans had the white house and congress, george w. bush wasanded a budget surplus. do you find fault with both parties? >> is fair to say the country as a whole has been
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